Terry Dobson | The Sun Magazine

Terry Dobson

Terry Dobson is the author of Giving in to Get Your Way and Safe and Alive. A fifth-degree black belt in Aikido, he works as a private consultant in the areas of security and conflict resolution. He lives (no kidding) in North Hero, Vermont.

— From March 1987
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Kind Word Turneth Away Wrath

Aikido And The New Warrior

I was overjoyed. “My prayers have been answered,” I thought to myself as I got to my feet. “This . . . this . . . slob is drunk and mean and violent. He’s a threat to the public order, and he’ll hurt somebody if I don’t take him out. The need is real. My ethical light is green.”

March 1987
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